David Poses is a writer, speaker and activist. After twenty years of hiding his struggle with depression and opioids, he started opening up and challenging the disregard of science and evidence in drug treatment, prevention and policy. Read More
"David Poses’ unflinching memoir takes you to the dark corners of addiction – and shows there’s a way out. The Weight of Air serves as a timely reminder that recovery is possible."
Eric Eyre, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Death in Mud Lick
"A searingly honest addiction memoir with a much needed perspective. In order to end the overdose crisis, we need evidence-based care that heeds these voices rather than ignoring or repressing them."
Maia Szalavitz, New York Times best-selling author of Unbroken Brain
"A fluidly written, disarmingly blunt account of heroin addiction and recovery."
Keith Humphreys, White House Drug Policy Adviser to George W Bush and Barack Obama
"The Weight of Air is a moving, tender, thoughtful account of addiction and also a compelling critique of a lot that's wrong with the dominant model of addiction treatment."
Johann Hari, New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream
"The blueprint for hope and survival that is ultimately Poses's story could not arrive at a more important time as the nation grapples with its overdose epidemic."
Gerald Posner, New York Times bestselling author of Pharma